2018 Festival Dates - Friday, November 9, Saturday, November 10, Sunday, November 11

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Reduced Pricing for the Festival, and Happy Hour Friday returns!  Friday evening 6 PM until 8 PM, beer prices will be $5.00!   Click on “Information!”      

Maryland Irish Festival

The Maryland Irish Festival is presented annually by Irish Charities of Maryland, a 501 (c)(3) Charitable Organization, and is held at the Maryland State Fair Grounds in Timonium during the second weekend in November. This annual celebration of Irish culture features local, regional and international Irish music, Irish Dancers, traditional cuisine; cultural exhibits and workshops, and a wide variety of quality vendors of Irish goods.

Join us all weekend as we celebrate our Irish culture with great music, food, beer, and do some early Christmas shopping with our fantastic vendors!  We have many Cultural and Historical displays and performances, the well attended “Speaker Series”, and a large dedicated kids play area with bouncy castles, activities, and games.

The modest admission fee to the festival goes to support the many charitable causes of our own Maryland Irish community, whose members volunteer their time every year to put on this great event.  It’s a family affair, so come out, have fun and be part of this great charitable endeavor.

To make a donation directly to Irish Charities of Maryland, please click the Donate button below. All donations are fully tax deductible, since we are a 501 (c)(3) charity.  Thank you!


Thank you for last year; get ready for this year!

Thanks to all of you who helped out last year. We had over 80,000 volunteers at Arlington National Cemetery and it was a wonderful day!  What a great site to view the cemetery with all of the distributed wreaths!

Plans are now being made for Saturday, December 15, 2018 for the laying of the wreaths in Arlington National Cemetery.  Irish Charities of Maryland will be sponsoring a coach bus to “Wreaths In” day.  The bus will depart the Timonium Park and Ride at 6:15 AM, arrive at Arlington to take the wreaths from the Wreaths Across America semi-trucks and place them on the graves.  You can purchase a roundtrip bus ticket by clicking on the PayPal button below.  No refunds, please.
We are requesting your cell number to assist with gathering participants at the conclusion of the event. Please dress for the weather, and bring gloves.

The bus is now at capacity!  Thank you for volunteering, and riding with us.  It will be a day to remember!


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